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Rhode Island and Massachusetts rank among the best places for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals to work, according to an XpertHR report released Thursday. more
(Updated, 3:28 p.m.) The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a $272,400 grant to the Business Innovation Factory to “explore the ‘connected aging experience’ and identify transformational models for connected aging,” according to the Providence-based organization. more
Executive director of Youth In Action talks about issues facing young people in Providence. more
Parents and children signed up Wednesday at Central Falls High School for Connect2Compete, a program dedicated to bridging the digital divide nationally. more
UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual of New England has been named the new title sponsor for the UnitedHealthcare Newport Marathon, taking over for Lincoln-based Amica Mutual Insurance Co., which held the title sponsorship position since 2009. more
(Updated, 11:35 a.m.) The education of Latinos in Rhode Island reflects an achievement gap, compared with white students, that is among the 10 worst in the country, according to a new study by the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University. more
The U.S. Department of Justice entered into an interim settlement agreement on Thursday with the state of Rhode Island and the city of Providence to resolve violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act that affected roughly 200 Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities. more
States seeking to strengthen their economy should look to educational offerings, urges The Economic Policy Institute in a recent study, titled “A Well Educated Workforce is Key to State Prosperity.” more
Johnson & Wales University next week will officially open Centennial House, which it says is the state’s first cooperative-style housing for students. more
A new report has shed light on the charitable donation patterns of people who contribute to donor-advised funds operated through Fidelity Charitable, finding that many donors are older, actively engaged in philanthropy and clustered in large metropolitan areas, the charity announced Monday. more
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